Ducati's Andrea Iannone experimented with two different set-up options on his GP15 on Friday as the Italian rider ended the opening day of the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez in fourth place overall.

He clocked his fastest lap in 1m 39.51ls on the GP15 in FP2 to finish as the top Ducati ahead of team-mate Andrea Dovizioso and 0.337s down on Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.

Iannone remains confident of a solid result this weekend in Spain as he aims to build on an impressive start to the season, which includes a rostrum finish in Qatar and fifth and fourth place finishes in Austin and Argentina respectively.

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"To sum it up, I'd say that today we went pretty well, even though we have not yet reached an ideal set-up," said Iannone, who set his best lap on the softer rear tyre in the afternoon after focusing on the hard option in FP1.

"Today we did a bit of experimenting, in the sense that we are trying out two quite different set-ups on my GP15, trying to understand what is the right path to follow on this track.

"I am still a bit undecided, but in any case the sensations are positive and the bike is working well, and above all I am sure I have a bike with a high potential also here at Jerez," Iannone added.

"In the three previous races the GP15 has always been competitive and so I am pretty optimistic about this weekend."